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Two Female Tourists Have Gone Missing in Tulum

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The Attorney General’s Office of the State of Quintana Roo activated this past Friday the Alba protocol to find and locate two women who went missing in the Mexican Caribbean.

There are three missing foreign tourists in the state of Quintana Roo, two women in Tulum and a man in Cancun. These are the names and nationalities of the disappeared persons:

– Mirela Stefania Stanciu – Romania

– Zein Ahmed Hani Mohamed Dakrouri – Egypt  

– Francisco Luis Alberto Talavera – Paraguay  

Zein Ahmed Hani Mohamed Dakrouri, a woman of Egyptian nationality, was reported missing since March 4 in Tulum, informed the Attorney General’s Office of the State of Quintana Roo. However, the report of her absence was filed seven days later. According to the search form issued by the institution, the woman is 26 years old, has a medium complexion, brown hair, dark brown eyes, is 5’4″ in height, and weighs about 150 pounds. Other personal details are a tattoo on her back with the Yin Yang symbol.

The authorities asked for help to find her location and provided the number 998-881-7150 ext. 2130, so that anyone who has information about the woman’s whereabouts can call.

This case adds to the disappearance of a Romanian woman named Mirela Stefania Stanciu, who, according to the prosecutor’s office, was last seen on February 13 in the municipality of Tulum. The 28-year-old is thin build, 5’2″ in height, light complexion, light brown-curly long hair. It is unknown what clothes she was wearing at the time of her disappearance. On social networks, it transpired that Mirela had arrived in Tulum on vacation accompanied by two friends and stayed at one of the hotels in the Riviera Maya. After four days of spending time in Mexico, on February 13, she attended a party in the company of her friends, asked for a moment to go to the bathroom, and then she was never heard from again.

Tourist From Paraguay is also Missing

On March 6, Francisco Luis Alberto Talavera, originally from Paraguay, disappeared two days after arriving in Cancun. His friends informed the authorities that they last saw him in the hotel’s beach area where he was staying in the hotel zone of Cancun. The authorities do not rule out that the young man, 26 years old, could have been swept away by the current since this was the last time his friends saw him.

Celia Talavera, the mother of Francisco Luis Alberto Talavera, boarded a plane to travel to the tourist destination of the Mexican Caribbean to follow the search for her son. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Paraguay reported the departure of the woman to Quintana Roo through a post on their Twitter account, where it posted a photograph of the missing man’s mother. It also reported that said agency would provide support to the missing man’s family.

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State’s Geography Hinders Public Safety

The disappearance of these individuals in the first 70 days of the year is concentrated in the northern area of Quintana Roo, where there is the most significant migratory flow, floating population, greater population concentration, greater tourist activity, and cases of lack of public safety.

Tulum and Playa del Carmen, with their jungle geography, urban order, and irregular settlements, have become the most unsafe areas of the state to immigrate, work and live, as the statistics for violence and missing persons confirm this.

The disappearance of people in this area contrasts with the cases registered on a smaller scale in the municipalities of Cozumel, Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Jose Maria Morelos, Bacalar, Chetumal, Puerto Morelos, Lazaro Cardenas and Isla Mujeres.

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